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    Talbot reacted to artdjones in The grumpy thread   
    The thread on "how long should I take to repair my tenant's heating?"
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    Talbot got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from chaseracer in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot reacted to cms206 in SVM Industries Latest KLECKSHUN Thread   
    Pfffft.
    I smell a rat.
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    Talbot reacted to DeanH in SVM Industries Latest KLECKSHUN Thread   
    Once again I have no idea what is going on.
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    Talbot got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from coachie in The grumpy thread   
    Jesus H fucking christ some people really are utter cunts.
    Just had an ultra irritating karen in a D3 reverse into the front of the merc.  I saw it happen.  I wasn't in the car at the time.  Cue an utter barrage of shit from her about "you parked too close"  "I didn't see you"  "you're in an awkward location" yadda yadda.  And when I tell her that she's done damage (which she has) she gets all twattish with me, and starts telling me I'm being agressive.  She then gets shitty with me when she gives me her phone number and I drop call her phone to make sure it's her and to give her my number.  "oh, don't you believe me??!?!!!?"  Actually, no, I don't.  Plus this is the easiest way to give you my number.
    Then when I give her my name "well that's typical.. that's my ex's name"  What the utter fuck has that got to do with it?
    No apology for hitting the front of my car.  A properly nasty arrogant attitude, and she even said "what else do you want,.. I'm in a hurry".
    Fuck you, you utter waste of blood and organs.
    And breathe!
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    Talbot reacted to RichardK in The £250 BX resurrection and now MOT RIP   
    *fishes keys out of bowl*
    *ignores partner, drives off in whatever car it was*
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    Talbot got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in The grumpy thread   
    well, she's going to get a rather large surprise.  If she'd been reasonable and apologetic, I'd have offered to fit a second-hand bumper at cost.  Now, she's getting a quote from mercedes for a brand new bumper and their labour to fit.  And two other quotes from people I know who run bodyshops.  If she sees change from £1k for this she'll be lucky.  She won't like that, but tough shit.  If she ignores me, I'll just engage the police and claim direct from her insurer.  Utter cowbag.
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    Talbot got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in The grumpy thread   
    Jesus H fucking christ some people really are utter cunts.
    Just had an ultra irritating karen in a D3 reverse into the front of the merc.  I saw it happen.  I wasn't in the car at the time.  Cue an utter barrage of shit from her about "you parked too close"  "I didn't see you"  "you're in an awkward location" yadda yadda.  And when I tell her that she's done damage (which she has) she gets all twattish with me, and starts telling me I'm being agressive.  She then gets shitty with me when she gives me her phone number and I drop call her phone to make sure it's her and to give her my number.  "oh, don't you believe me??!?!!!?"  Actually, no, I don't.  Plus this is the easiest way to give you my number.
    Then when I give her my name "well that's typical.. that's my ex's name"  What the utter fuck has that got to do with it?
    No apology for hitting the front of my car.  A properly nasty arrogant attitude, and she even said "what else do you want,.. I'm in a hurry".
    Fuck you, you utter waste of blood and organs.
    And breathe!
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    Talbot got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Nowhere in the world is a "safe space" and the very suggestion that such a thing exists is somewhat offensive.
    If you want a flaming, then you're more than welcome to one.
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    Talbot reacted to juular in 1964 Volvo 122S - Amazonian rustforest. Buggered in both ends.   
    So with the gearbox back in (note to self. Use two jacks.) I had to go through the inevitable period of the overdrive working then not working.  But it seems to be alright.
    The leaks seem to have mostly stopped although I'm still getting a small drip from the bell housing. I don't know if that is just oil which has been lying in there or if the input bearing cover is still leaking. I will run it for a while and check again.
    Anyway forget about that. Look at this.

    I felt the original ZH needles were a little weak and in fact when timing and fuelling were set correctly for low-mid range I'd get pinging at high revs under load. When richened, the low-mid range was boggy.
    The ZH needles are considered weak even in unmodified B18A engines so with this car having a high compression head and a D cam it really could do with a bit more fuel to unlock its potential.
    So I swapped these for a set of KD needles which I believe are the richest available and also commonly used in rally builds.
    £40 and 10 minutes work for a remap M9? I'll take it.
    After fitting those the first thing I did was wash the car.

    No. No I didn't.
    I kicked fuck out of it. And it was an enormous amount of fun even without properly retuning the carbs and ignition. Big, big improvement in low end shove which tapers off really nicely into the high rpm range.
    A little bit of tweaking to the carbs to obtain a better plug colour was done, followed by more hooning around the back roads. Repeat as required.
    After a longer drive I found it was running quite rich so it's still going to need a lot of tinkering, but it does feel like it's unlocked quite a number of extra hamsters.
    Thankfully there's a helpful reference to let me know when I've flipped the car.

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    Talbot got a reaction from Coprolalia in 1964 Volvo 122S - Amazonian rustforest. Buggered in both ends.   
    I love the crude nature of the engineering for this:
    "the subframe has bent".
    "we'll just bend that back again then"
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    Talbot reacted to cupoftea in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I have happy memories of my granddad's Invacar and feel this sort of smut is inappropriate here.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Remspoor in The grumpy thread   
    the Dart charge setup now is utterly unacceptable IMO.
    Previously, it was physically impossible to make the crossing without paying.  Now it is entirely possible to cross, believe you have paid, and still end up with a debt collection tosser on your doorstep at 6am demanding over £600, as the fine for not paying on time is dealt with in the same way as the fine for speeding or similar.
    I wonder how much additional revenue they have raised by issuing fines.
    Wankers.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Remspoor in The grumpy thread   
    Jesus H fucking christ some people really are utter cunts.
    Just had an ultra irritating karen in a D3 reverse into the front of the merc.  I saw it happen.  I wasn't in the car at the time.  Cue an utter barrage of shit from her about "you parked too close"  "I didn't see you"  "you're in an awkward location" yadda yadda.  And when I tell her that she's done damage (which she has) she gets all twattish with me, and starts telling me I'm being agressive.  She then gets shitty with me when she gives me her phone number and I drop call her phone to make sure it's her and to give her my number.  "oh, don't you believe me??!?!!!?"  Actually, no, I don't.  Plus this is the easiest way to give you my number.
    Then when I give her my name "well that's typical.. that's my ex's name"  What the utter fuck has that got to do with it?
    No apology for hitting the front of my car.  A properly nasty arrogant attitude, and she even said "what else do you want,.. I'm in a hurry".
    Fuck you, you utter waste of blood and organs.
    And breathe!
  23. Like
    Talbot got a reaction from alcyonecorporation in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Nowhere in the world is a "safe space" and the very suggestion that such a thing exists is somewhat offensive.
    If you want a flaming, then you're more than welcome to one.
  24. Agree
    Talbot got a reaction from chaseracer in The grumpy thread   
    the Dart charge setup now is utterly unacceptable IMO.
    Previously, it was physically impossible to make the crossing without paying.  Now it is entirely possible to cross, believe you have paid, and still end up with a debt collection tosser on your doorstep at 6am demanding over £600, as the fine for not paying on time is dealt with in the same way as the fine for speeding or similar.
    I wonder how much additional revenue they have raised by issuing fines.
    Wankers.
  25. Sad
    Talbot got a reaction from Sunny Jim in The grumpy thread   
    Guess what is happening now.....
    Fucksss sakes!
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